Monday, October 28, 2013

Love Is A Verb....

.....And so it is!!

It has been a super busy week for me and I haven't been able to update as much as I'd like but I really needed a "crafty" fix so I made myself drop everything and go do art.
For my project today I wanted to partake in a few challenges.

Over at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog - France is challenging us to use Fabric and or Lace in our projects.

Also, Simon Says Monday Challenge - They are asking us to do "Anything Goes" Woot!

So I decided to break out my gelli plate, which I haven't used since we moved. I just love creating backgrounds and fun things with the gelli plate. It's one of my favorite tools.
I also figured it was time to break out my Claudine Hellmuth, stick back canvas. I squirted out a few different pink colors onto my gelli plate and used my brayer to smooth it out.
I added some designs with a flower stamp and then pressed my sticky back canvas into in the plate.
(please excuse dark or tinted photos, my craft space in our new home doesn't have great lighting, something I hope to fix real soon)

Here is the outcome of the first layer

Then I added another layer of acrylic paint in a bit of a darker tone. I used a foam stamp this time over the paint and then, once again pressed in my canvas.

Here is the outcome of the second layer

I set my canvas aside to dry.
I am going to use a Ranger Jumbo tag for my base to this project and I wanted my base to be black so painted the edges

I also set that aside to dry. 
Here I am using Stampotique Stamp
Girl with a heart purse by artist Jill Penney and Daniel Torrent.
I stamped her onto Ranger stamping paper with Archival ink in jet black.

I then used my copic markers to color her.

Once my background was dry I wanted to add some depth and dimension so I used a few stencils along with Archival inks to do a little stenciling.

Once all of that was good and dry and all finished, I put the entire tag together, adding some ribbon and a stick pen and also some words.

Check it out.....

Thanks for joining me once again, take care and have a great day!!!


  1. Just love your tag, Claudine! But, even more, I love that you shared the process of making it with all of us! Love the Gelli print you made as your background. You have inspired me to get mine out again! Great way to "tie things up" in the end! Just love how you used the fabric!

  2. I agree with Kay, great tag, love that background. I might have to buy one of those gelli plates! lol
    Corrie x

  3. PINK gorgeousness! lol Oh, is that even a word?? LOVE your creation!

  4. fantastic work of layering and such lush colors!!
    thanks for playing along with the Stampotique Designer challenge :)))

  5. Gorgeous tag, love that ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  6. It's fantastic!! She's so pretty and the background is awesome :)

    xx Arwen

  7. It's fantastic!! She's so pretty and the background is awesome :)

    xx Arwen

  8. Go geli plate! love the background and layering

  9. This is so pretty Claudine, a wonderful tag and I love your stencilling. Thanks for playing along at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sue xx

  10. what a great tag you know i love love tags that one looked pretty big thank you claudine it was great and all pink really beautiful you are a great teacher thank you....

  11. WOW this is amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique.

  12. That gelli background on canvas turned out wonderfully! Fabulous tag. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  13. Glad to see you got some time out and wow what a result! Love the background as it works beautifully with your choice of image. Jenny x

  14. Lovely, Claudine! Thanks for sharing all the steps. Your layering techniques are amazing. If i did that many layers, it would be a complete mish-mash.